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Creeping Phlox

Posted by sbarnes16 8 (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 7, 09 at 13:48

Many folks in my neighborhood have planted Creeping Phlox in their flower beds this spring, and they look great. In an effort to keep up with the Jones, I went out and purchased 18 potted Creeping Phlox from a garden center. I want to plant them in a sunny area of my flower bed in the front of my home. I've never planted anything outside (in NC) before, so I'm a little nervous about it. Any advice would be appreciate.


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RE: Creeping Phlox

Good drainage is key, so the tilth of your soil is important. That's typically why you see them planted on slopes or on the top of rock walls.


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RE: Creeping Phlox

I'm planting them on flat ground, directly behind 6 inch stone pavers. If they hang over the pavers a little, will that be enough drainage?


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RE: Creeping Phlox

Each plant will get around 3' in diameter so keep that in mind. Also, after they bloom, shear them back. I think you would find it really helpful to read the Southern Living Garden Book. It will answer a lot of basic questions.
The library will have it.


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RE: Creeping Phlox

I'll plant them 2 inches apart. Thanks for the tip on the book.


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RE: Creeping Phlox

2 feet perhaps?


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RE: Creeping Phlox

Why plant them two inches apart if each plant grows 3 feet in diameter??!?!?!


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